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Professional Development Day Schedule

September 26, 2017

Session 1 – 9:30-10:45 am

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1104 What is your “IT” Factor? (repeat session at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.) Equifax USIS
Tips & Tricks to
-Effectively build your network
-Better understand your audience
-Deliver impactful messaging around your accomplishments and your work
 1107 Eagles on Wall Street and Study Abroad (repeat session at 1:00 p.m.) College of Business Eagles fly to New York City and around the globe while earning University credit! Learn about Eagles on Wall Street and Business Abroad – our prior, current and future travels!
1111 Today’s Leadership Challenges Paul Theriot, East GA Regional Medical Center
This session will address leadership challenges in today’s complex organizations. Some key leadership issues that will be addressed include building organizational trust, gaining employee buy-in and support, and what organizations look for when selecting new leaders.
1113 Georgia Ports Authority David Porter, Regional Sales Manager, Trade Development
An overview of Georgia Port Authority activities as a vital economic engine of global logistics in Georgia and the SE region of the U.S.
1116 Making a Winning Impression City of Statesboro
Jeff Grant, Director of HR
Do you wake up in the morning with the intention of making winning impressions with people? If so, this presentation is for you! In this session, you will learn how to increase your level of professionalism by exploring what professionalism looks and sounds like, the true meaning of professionalism, how professionalism is measured, and learn strategies on how to make a winning impression and build a professional image!
1120 Getting Started with Bloomberg (repeat session at 2:30 p.m.) Southern Investment Association
Josh Hegland and Andrew Gomez
Learning to use the Bloomberg terminals
1124 The Heart of Networking Steele Technology Partners
Ricky Steele, CEO
If you want to hear an interesting speaker and get practical insights for success in your career, this session is for you. Named among “Who’s Who in Technology” and profiled in The Wall Street Journal, Ricky Steele’s success spans the corporate and entrepreneurial sectors, and he is recognized nationally as an expert on networking. Drawing upon his book, The Heart of Networking (now in its second edition), Mr. Steele will show you how to use servant leadership and the Golden Rule to network effectively and build those all-important work and personal relationships.
2206 What I Did Last Summer Georgia Southern Logistics Association
Braxton Willis
The internship process from the perspective from a current Georgia Southern student.
2207 Steps to a Successful Startup Business (repeat sessions 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.) Renew Merchandise
JT Marburger
Hear from an entrepreneurial alum about what it takes to start a new business and the pivots that must be taken along the way to make it successful.
2208 From Practice to Production, a Musical Entrepreneurial Journey (repeat session at 11:00 a.m.) Pladd Dot Music
Chris Mitchell
Hear Chris Mitchell discuss his business journey, from giving music lessons to recording albums, producing music, and, now, making guitars and amplifiers. A 20 year journey all in the heart of South Georgia.
2232 Keys for Building Financial Wealth (repeat session at 11:00 a.m.) Edward Jones
Wade Elliott, Financial Planner
Learn about the most important issues for building personal financial wealth for soon-to-be-graduates entering the professional business world.
2235 Event Marketing – It’s Not All Bubbles and Beer (repeat sessions at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.) Hewlett Packard Enterprises
Gerilynn Marburger
A candid look into the Event Marketing industry, from a 30 year professional’s vantage point. Find out what makes a successful Event Marketer, how events have evolved and the new expectations, employment opportunities within the industry and how to utilize social media to enhance your events and increase your personal network.
2239 Fraud Examination & Forensic Accounting (repeat session at 11:00 a.m.) Don Berecz
Topics

-Fraud Examination Certificate program (undergraduate)
-Forensic Accounting Certificate program (graduate)
-Fraud Examiner’s Student Club (benefits of joining)
2241 “Time is Money” How to Manage Both in College College of Business Ambassadors
Learn from the College of Business Student Ambassadors how to juggle life as a college student
2244 Transitioning from College into the Work Force Young Alumni Board Members: Financial Services Professional, Palmetto Financial Group Jason Williams Product Implementation Specialist, Purecars Brittany Buck SAP Plant Maintenance Consultant Contractor, DBDS Consulting Jesse Nkemka
As you enter college as a Freshman, you are always told that college years will be some of the best years of your life. Before you know it you are a graduating senior with a degree. For some the transition into the workforce occurs relative smoothly, while the vast majority of us are left with questions about experiences we weren’t taught how to handle in the classroom. This panel will shed light of how a group of GSU alum endured challenges common for recent grads and found success as young professionals.
3315 Email and Social Media Etiquette (repeat session at 2:30 p.m.) Briggs Equipment
Jessica Allums, JC Berry, Jason Warshaw
Do’s and Don’ts of Email and Social Media Etiquette and how to promote a professional brand. We will also cover what employers look for in a LinkedIn profile.
3338 The Power of Goal Setting Tom James
Clay Turner, Jeff Harden, Allyce Avery
From preparing to sell yourself to get the dream job to selling your product for the ultimate commission, the power of goal setting is infinite. Come learn more about the power of goal setting from experienced salespeople (including a GSU alumnus) from one of the world’s most reputable custom clothing companies.
3340 Transferrable Skills and How to Make Them Stand Out to Employers CH Robinson
Annie Butler, Kyle Stretcher, Chelsea Prince, Brandon Sauers, Greg Matthews
Students typically struggle with how to put their experiences on their resume and how to then tie them into the job they want. This presentation will go through examples of transferable skills and how to make them stand out to employers.
3342 How to Brand Yourself and Win the Interview (repeat session at 11:00 a.m.) Aerotek
Perry Beckman, Account Manager; Emily Pye; Matt Raehn, Account Manager
Interviewing can be scary and intimidating- What if we told you it didn’t have to be? Aerotek will give you plenty of tips and tricks on how to represent and brand yourself before, during and after the interview process!
3346 Professionalism in the Office Insight Global
Callie Godfrey, Anne Marie Slaton
From How to Act to What to Wear

 

Session 2 – 11:00 am-12:15 pm

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1104 What is your “IT” Factor? (repeat sessions at 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m.) Equifax USIS
Tips & Tricks to
-Effectively build your network
-Better understand your audience
-Deliver impactful messaging around your accomplishments and your work
1107 Belk
 1111 Interviewing (repeat session at 2:30 p.m.) Mike Thomas
This session is geared towards helping students with resume building and interviewing skills. Career selection and development is also emphasized.
1113 Internships (repeat session at 2:30 p.m.) Jim Davis, Jay Pollet
An overview of the internship process, applications, registration, and portfolio processes, and addresses ideas or questions students may have about making an internship a part of their program of study.
1116 Careers in Banking & Financial Services Carolyn Ethridge (Renasant Bank), Jeremy Ragan (Queensborough Bank), Brannen Smith (Farmers & Merchants Bank)
Professionals discuss career opportunities in banking and financial services and the skills needed to be successful.
1117 The Maturity of Project Management Tools Used in Aerospace Project Management International
Mark Sells, Director of Project Engineering, Gulfstream
1119 The Remarkable YOU! SelecSource
David Webb, CEO
This “Personal Branding 101” session will teach the bare essentials of do’s and don’ts to empower your brand. You will learn the steps needed to immediately start making a lasting impression within your world of work and your social communities of interest.
1124 Meet the Majors (repeat session at 2:30 p.m.) Not sure what major to choose or if you have chosen the right major for you? This session will discuss career opportunities for each major offered within the College.
2205 Fraud Examination & Forensic Accounting (repeat session) Don Berecz
Topics
-Fraud Examination Certificate program (undergraduate)
-Forensic Accounting Certificate program (graduate)
-Fraud Examiner’s Student Club (benefits of joining)
2206 Sex and the Modern Workplace – What You Do Not Know Can Hurt You (repeat session at 2:30 p.m.) Stephanie Sipe and Research Team
This session will include an overview of the definitions of gender discrimination and sexual harassment, and the laws that protect employees from and provide remedies to employees who have experienced the effects of discrimination at work. It is important to note that the issues to be covered are not just women’s issues, but they are equally applicable to men in the workplace as well. The session will conclude with information on how students can protect themselves from workplace gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation.
2207 Steps to Successful Startup Business (repeat session at 1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.) Renew Merchandise
JT Marburger
Hear from an entrepreneurial alum about what it takes to start a new business and the pivots that must be taken along the way to make it successful.
2208 From Practice to Production, a Musical Entrepreneurial Journey (repeat session) Pladd Dot Music
Chris Mitchell
Hear Chris Mitchell discuss his business journey, from giving music lessons to recording albums, producing music, and, now, making guitars and amplifiers. A 20 year journey all in the heart of South Georgia.
2232 Keys for Building Financial Wealth (repeat session) Edward Jones
Wade Elliott, Financial Planner
Learn about the most important issues for building personal financial wealth for soon-to-be-graduates entering the professional business world.
2233 Tackling Your Taxes Accounting Association, Brian Dowis & Gloria Stuart
Learn how to prepare a basic individual income tax return during this hands-on workshop, hosted by the Accounting Association.
2235 Event Marketing – It’s Not All Bubbles and Beer (repeat sessions at 1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.) Hewlett Packard Enterprises
Gerilynn Marburger, Events Manager
A candid look into the Event Marketing industry, from a 30 year professional’s vantage point. Find out what makes a successful Event Marketer, how events have evolved and the new expectations, employment opportunities within the industry and how to utilize social media to enhance your events and increase your personal network.
2239 Logistics and Intermodal Transportation Madeline Conner, Emily Walker, Nic Abbadangelo, Tyler Mezza and Jonathan Templeton
Logistics and Intermodal Transportation LA/Long Beach trip presentation
2241 Secrets of a Recruiter Revealed: What They Really Look For in a Job Candidate  Young Alumni Board Member
Manhattan Associate
Zach Sines, Talent Acquisition Specialist
Finding a job, whether right out of college or as a seasoned professional, is one of the most difficult things you can do in your career. There are so many people you will go up against for a position, there are nuances to an interview you can’t always fully understand or prepare for, and there are so many pesky recruiters who will give you so much conflicting advice along the way. You can beat out the competition, over prepare for an interview…but you can’t get consistency with a recruiter…or build trust, in most cases. So, how do you work with them? How do you make a strong first impression with a recruiter, what do you stand out among the thousands of job seekers they meet? How do you deal with the “gate keepers” to opportunity? How do you position yourself with them to be successful in your fight to start your career? College of Business alum and Talent Acquisition Specialist (aka recruiter) Zach Sines will discuss how to work with a recruiter, how to position yourself for success, and have an open Q&A about your experiences around finding your first career step.
3314 How to Build Your Brand and be the Obvious Choice at the Career Fair (repeat session at 1:00 p.m.) Cintas
Chase Brannen, Alexandra Giresi, Olivia Luthman, Reid Pennington
Ever wondered, how do you stand out amongst hundreds at a Career Fair? Come spend time with Cintas Partners as we speak on the tips and advantages of “Standing Out” amongst a crowd. Let’s face it, We all want to land that next opportunity!!
3315 A Sales Based Interview Guide Mutual of Omaha
Jeff Eilers, Billy Joe Baker, Anna Lee Zealy
This is a simple process on how to be successful with any job interview specifically a sales job interview.
3340 Finding the Job, Landing the Job & Mastering the Job CH Robinson
Annie Butler, Kyle Stretcher, Chelsea Prince, Brandon Sauers, Greg Matthews
Preparing for your first job. During this time we will go through the steps it takes to find a job, land the job, and most importantly master the job.
3342 How to Brand Yourself and Win the Interview (repeat session) Aerotek
Beckman Perry, Account Manager; Emily Pye; Matt Raehn, Account Manager
Interviewing can be scary and intimidating- What if we told you it didn’t have to be? Aerotek will give you plenty of tips and tricks on how to represent and brand yourself before, during and after the interview process!
3346 Professionalism in the Office Insight Global
Callie Godfrey, Anne Marie Slaton
From How to Act to What to Wear

 

Session 3 – 1:00-2:15 pm

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1104 What is your “IT” Factor? (repeat session at 2:30 p.m.) Equifax USIS
Julie Anderson, Michael Lauer, Dessa Overstreet
Tips & Tricks to
-Effectively build your network
-Better understand your audience
-Deliver impactful messaging around your accomplishments and your work
 1107 Eagles on Wall Street and Study Abroad (repeat session) Allissa Lee, Steve Moss, janet Moss, Leslie Fletcher, Axel Grossmann, Steve Charlier
College of Business Eagles fly to New York City and around the globe while earning University credit! Learn about Eagles on Wall Street and Business Abroad — our prior, current and future travels!
1111 Time Management City Year, Inc.
Maya Francis, Reg. Recruiter
Learn a framework for better time management Reflect of practices and identify areas of growth Practice implementing newly introduced Techniques
1113 The Millennial Manager Jacob Forehand, Golden Pantry
How to overcome the millennial stereotype and gain a seat at the leadership table as a young professional. Management lessons learned from Golden Pantry’s whippersnappers.
1116 “Wired for Success” 3Ci
Chad Stewart
How to land a job that you are naturally wired for.
1117 SAP Simulation Michael Cuellar
The ERPsim game provides participants with the experience of running a company using a well implemented ERP system. Participants will be formed into teams which will compete against each other in running a water distribution company in the nation of Germany. Who will have the most sales? The highest net income? Who are the best business people? Play the ERPsim game and find out!
1119 The Power of Selling Tom James
Clay Turner, Jeff Harden, Allyce Avery
From preparing to sell yourself to get the dream job to selling your product for the ultimate commission, the power of goal setting is infinite. Come learn more about the power of goal setting from experienced salespeople (including a GSU alumnus) from one of the world’s most reputable custom clothing companies.
1124 Data Analytics and HCM – Big Data  UPS, Cathy Sparks & Bob Anderson
At UPS, Human Resource Data Analytics identify insights to direct and prioritize actions for maximum return while supporting UPS strategic initiatives. In 2017, an advanced analytics lifecycle/workflow is being created and a center of expertise (CoE) formalized, along with the definition of initial workforce analytics projects. Learn how UPS uses data to understand their workforce and prepare for the future.
2206 Life as an Auditor Kate Randall, Draffin & Tucker, CPA
Recruiters always ask accounting students “tax or audit”? This is difficult to answer as to understand auditing, you must first work as an auditor. Join me and I will provide insight from my 8 years as an auditor and answer questions you may have.
2207 Steps to Successful Startup Business (repeat session at 2:30 p.m.) Renew Merchandise
JT Marburger
The pivots you need to take with a new startup business to make it successful
2232 Working with Emotional Intelligence Career Services
Jay Pollet & Theresa Duggar
Emotional intelligence has been highlighted as one of the core skill sets most occupations will need by 2020 (World Economic Forum, 2016). This presentation will introduce the concept of emotional intelligence: What is emotional intelligence? Why does it matter? And, how do you assess emotional intelligence?
2233 Building Your Future United Rentals
Betty Austin, Trent McCurry, Mike Gibbes
2235 Event Marketing – It’s Not All Bubbles and Beer (repeat session at 2:30 p.m.) Hewlett Packard Enterprises
Gerilynn Marburger, Events Manager
A candid look into the Event Marketing industry, from a 30 year professional’s vantage point. Find out what makes a successful Event Marketer, how events have evolved and the new expectations, employment opportunities within the industry and how to utilize social media to enhance your events and increase your personal network.
2239 Leadership Development – Target Behaviors TARGET DC
Stephanie Hogan, Operations Manager; Parker Ramsey, Production Controller
Come meet with leaders from our Fulfillment Centers! Regardless of where your career journey takes you… it is important to continue to focus on your own personal development and to be able to articulate your strengths and opportunities. During this presentation we will share with you our philosophies on leadership/development and how we take personal action regarding this at Target.
2241 “Progress to Success” Take the next steps to your success after graduation College of Business Ambassadors
Learn from the College of Business Student Ambassadors on what to expect and tips on how to handle life after graduation.
2244 Women in Business Panel: Dean’s Advisory Board & Young Alumni Board
Sharon Ponder (VP of Finance at Bennet International Group), Cindy Breshears (CIO for IBM), Drew Hunt (Community Relations Mgr., Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce), Jennifer Mock (Attorney/Owner, The Mock Law Firm)
How can women become successful leaders in the business world and change the narrative of how women are perceived in their respective field? Our panel of Georgia Southern graduates and women business leaders will share their perspectives on the challenges confronting women in business today and offer their advice and expertise on a variety of topics including how to overcome gender stereotypes to land your first job, move into management positions, and succeed in largely male-dominated fields.
3314 How to Build Your Brand and be the Obvious Choice at the Career Fair (repeat session) Cintas
Chase Brannen, Alexandra Giresi, Olivia Luthman, Reid Pennington
Ever wondered, how do you stand out amongst hundreds at a Career Fair? Come spend time with Cintas Partners as we speak on the tips and advantages of “Standing Out” amongst a crowd. Let’s face it, We all want to land that next opportunity!!
3340 Working a Career Fair (repeat session at 2:30 p.m.) Enterprise
Molly French
Tips and tricks to stand out in a sea of students, giving the best elevator speech so you stand out in the crowd, how to get the company of your dreams to remember you
3346 Overcoming Sales Objections & Closing the Deal (repeat session at 2:30 p.m.) Hannah Grogan (Nolan), Catie Robb (OTR)
In this presentation we will review how to overcome objections that may come up during a sales cycle. A variety of examples on how to do this will be discussed.

 

Session 4 2:30-3:45 pm

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1104 What is your “IT” Factor? (repeat session) Equifax USIS
Julie Anderson, Michael Lauer, Dessa Overstreet
Tips & Tricks to
-Effectively build your network
-Better understand your audience
-Deliver impactful messaging around your accomplishments and your work
 1111 Interviewing (repeat session) Mike Thomas
This session is geared towards helping students with resume building and interviewing skills. Career selection and development is also emphasized.
1113 Internships (repeat session) Jim Davis, Jay Pollet
An overview of the internship process, applications, registration, and portfolio processes, and addresses ideas or questions students may have about making an internship a part of their program of study.
1116 Time Management and Internships Hancock Askew & Company
Beta Alpha Psi
Hancock Askew will be discussing the importance of time management as it relates to internships and beginning your career. Professionalism expected during an internship with a professional services firm will also be discussed by mangers in the tax and audit departments who began their careers as interns.
1117 SAP Simulation (continuation of 1:00 p.m. session) Michael Cuellar
The ERPsim game provides participants with the experience of running a company using a well implemented ERP system. Participants will be formed into teams which will compete against each other in running a water distribution company in the nation of Germany. Who will have the most sales? The highest net income? Who are the best business people? Play the ERPsim game and find out!
1120 Getting Started with Bloomberg (repeat session) William Byrd and Sam Russell
Learning to use the Bloomberg terminals
1124 Meet the Majors (repeat session) Not sure what major to choose or if you have chosen the right major for you? This session will discuss career opportunities for each major offered within the College.
2206 Sex and the Modern Workplace – What You Do Not Know Can Hurt You (repeat session) Stephanie Sipe and Research Team
This session will include an overview of the definitions of gender discrimination and sexual harassment, and the laws that protect employees from and provide remedies to employees who have experienced the effects of discrimination at work. It is important to note that the issues to be covered are not just women’s issues, but they are equally applicable to men in the workplace as well. The session will conclude with information on how students can protect themselves from workplace gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation.
2207 Steps to Successful Startup Business (repeat session) Renew Merchandise
JT Marburger
Hear from an entrepreneurial alum about what it takes to start a new business and the pivots that must be taken along the way to make it successful.
2232 Building Your Future United Rentals
Betty Austin, Trent McCurry, Mike Gibbes
2233 Insider Tips – Interviewing & Networking Trace Staffing Solutions
Lawton Brown
Interviewing: Gain inside tips from a staffing branch manager about interviewing … How or What to say? When getting an interview the expectations  are what? What should you say or do in an interview? What kind of questions should I be prepared for? Networking Outside of Social Media: Students will learn what to think about when it comes to networking; what are you currently doing to meet people, what are the different ways to meet people, and how much networking should I do?  
2235 Event Marketing – It’s Not All Bubbles and Beer (repeat session) Hewlett Packard Enterprises
Gerilynn Marburger, Events Manager
A candid look into the Event Marketing industry, from a 30 year professional’s vantage point. Find out what makes a successful Event Marketer, how events have evolved and the new expectations, employment opportunities within the industry and how to utilize social media to enhance your events and increase your personal network.
2241 Relationships are the Cornerstone of Business – Want to Land Your Dream Job? Want to Close a Big Deal? Mutual of Omaha
Jeff Eiler, Billy Joe Baker, Anna Lee Zeal
Relationships are one of the most crucial elements to selling or doing business. Learn how to connect with people easily at a career fair, business meeting and networking events.
2244 Turning Your Passion into Your Career  Young Alumni Board
Curtis Williams
Ever had a feeling that you are meant to do something great outside of just a regular 9 to 5? Maybe you’re passionate about a specific career field but just feel lost because you don’t know how to obtain that desired position or what steps to take? Curtis J. Williams, less than seven years ago had those same feelings and even more questions as an undergrad. Hear about this young alum’s journey and discover how and what he did while at Georgia Southern University to follow his passion – passion that has led him to working alongside major music artist such as Drake, to opening financial education centers across the U.S and holding various business interests. Come prepared to capture real knowledge and tips that he will share, not those cliché ones either, on HOW you can truly turn whatever your passion is into not just a career, but a profitable and fulfilling career.
3338 Do’s and Don’ts of Email and Social Media (repeat session) Briggs Equipment
Jessica Allums, JC Berry, Jason Warshaw
Etiquette and how to promote a professional brand. We will also cover what employers look for in a LinkedIn profile.
3340 Working a Career Fair (repeat session) Enterprise
Molly French
Tips and tricks to stand out in a sea of students, giving the best elevator speech so you stand out in the crowd, how to get the company of your dreams to remember you
3346 Overcoming Sales Objections & Closing the Deal (repeat session) Hannah Grogan (Nolan), Catie Robb (OTR)
In this presentation we will review how to overcome objections that may come up during a sales cycle. A variety of examples on how to do this will be discussed.

 

 

Georgia Southern Logistics Roundtable

Nesmith-Lane Conference Center

3:00-4:00 p.m. Employer Check-in
4:00-5:00 p.m. Q&A Breakout Sessions
5:00-6:30 p.m. Career Networking

Roundtable Companies

C.L. Services, Inc. – Allie Webb
Cintas – Tom Cato, Conner Bergh, Reid Pennington
DOT Foods – Jennifer Evans, Timothy Truxel
Gulfstream Aerospace – Sarah DuRant, Brandon Mallard
Hub Group – Laura Berger
Marine Corps System Command – Mike Mimms, Elizabeth Taylor
Plumbing Distributors, Inc. – Sean Moran
Schneider – Mike Schmidt

Last updated: 9/20/2017